Thread: DirectX books

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    DirectX books

    I know there are lists of books elsewhere on this forum but not much about programming in DirectX. I already know console C++ and the standard object oriented concepts (though you need that anyway) and have used Java Swing and XNA. The tutorials I can find online for DirectX are all hard to follow. An y good books out there?

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    As a just getting started book, my opinion is you can't beat getting it from the source: Inside DirectX -Microsoft Programming Series. It doesn't touch on direct3D however everything else is covered very well from a beginner's perspective. It will show you how to handle the COM interface, and explore all the other aspects besides just DirectDraw.
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    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
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    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
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